Indian Constitution - Age Limits, Durations.

Important Age Limits in Indian Constitution

Description Age Limit
Minimum age for election to the post of President/Vice-President/Governor35 years
Minimum age for election as MP (Lok Sabha)/MLA25 years
Minimum age for election as MP (Rajya Sabha)/MLC30 years
Upper age limit for appointment as a judge of Supreme Court, Attorney General, Comptroller General, member of Public Service Commission65 years
Upper age limit for appointment as a judge of High court/ Advocate General/member of State Commission62 years
Minimum age limit for employment in a factory14 years
Age between which education has been made a fundamental right6 to 14 years
Minimum marriageable age for a male21 years
Minimum marriageable age for a female18 years.


Important Time Limits in Indian Constitution

Condition Duration
Maximum interval between two sessions of Parliament/State AssemblySix months
Maximum life of Presidential OrdinanceSix months + Six weeks*
Maximum period within which an election is to be held to fill a vacancy created by the death, resignation or removal, or otherwise of a PresidentSix months
Maximum duration for which President’s rule can be imposed in a stateSix months extendable upto a maximum of three years
Time after which money bill passed by Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by Rajya Sabha when no action is taken by it14 days
Maximum duration for which a President/Vice-President/Governor may hold his office from the date on which he enters his office5 years
Maximum duration for which a Lok Sabha/State Legislature may function from the date appointed for its first meeting5 years
Maximum period for which the term of a Lok Sabha/State Legislature may be extended while a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation1 year at a time
Where the term of a Lok Sabha/State Legislature has been extended while a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the maximum period for which he Lok Sabha/State Legislature may continue to function after the Proclamation of Emergency has ceased to operateSix months
Maximum duration for which a Union Minister/State Minister may hold his office without being a member of either of the houses of the Parliament/State LegislatureSix months
Maximum duration for which a member of either House of Parliament may be absent without permission, before his seat is declared is vacant60 days
Maximum period within which a person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the nearest magistrate24 hours
Maximum duration for which a Panchayat/Municipality shall function from the date appointed for its first meeting5 years
Maximum duration for which a member of a Public Service Commission may hold his office subject to his not attaining the age of sixty-five years6 years
Maximum duration for which a member of a State Commission may hold his office subject to his not attaining the age of sixty-two years6 years
Time within which a candidate elected from more than one seat in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or either House of the Legislature of a State must resign from all but one of such seats14 days
* Six months being the maximum interval between two sessions of the Parliament and six weeks being the time allowed for the Parliament to approve/disapprove the ordinance after its reassembly.